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In Johnstown, Pa., Democrats make case for “you’re hired” president

"We are visiting places that prove what Americans can do. We are the most productive, competitive workers in the world."

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Member-supported Workers’ Education Society registers St. Louis voters

"We are trying to challenge the cynicism; we are trying to register, educate and activate, while also building a base."

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This week in history: Robert Carter III starts freeing his slaves

Carter came of legal age in 1749; by then he owned 6500 acres of land and 100 slaves. Within his lifetime he freed 452 slaves, and more following his death.

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Rev. William Barber baptizes nation in revolutionary thought at DNC

He said that in order to correct the heart problem in America, the people had to be the nation's "moral defibrillator."

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Obama at DNC: Don’t fear the future, shape it together

In his final address as president before a DNC, Obama delivered a forceful message: that the time had come to once again make history. 

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Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders on the rise at Dem Convention

The Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is on the rise in the politics of this country.

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Peoples Convention held last weekend just before DNC

"The People's Convention" opened to a crowd of enthusiastic activists at the historic Arch Street Friends Meeting House in downtown Philadelphia.

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History: Hillary Clinton nominated for Presidency of the United States

The historic nomination takes on significance, because it comes at a time when women's rights are under attack by Republicans in state after state across this country.

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Michael Jordan speaks out on police shootings: “I can no longer stay silent”

"I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well," wrote Jordan. 

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Progressive all-stars talk voting, future at Philly LGBT center

Rep. Alan Grayson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Jim Hightower were among the cavalcade of progressives who made appearances.

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